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uhn duh re stuh mayt

  • n  an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
  • v  assign too low a value to
    Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price
  • v  make a deliberately low estimate
  • v  make too low an estimate of
    he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
    Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river

  • But to caricature his ministry with that one issue would severely underestimate his importance.
  • But we should not underestimate the significance here: Obama is trying to do something far more complicated and sophisticated than Bush--comprehensive diplomacy takes time and .
  • When a man looks like Brad Pitt, we tend to underestimate him.
News & Articles

  • Bankers Spot Cracks in Norway High Risk Bond Boom: Nordic Credit
    Norway’s biggest bank is warning investors not to underestimate the risks lurking in Scandinavia’s largest junk bond market.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Nutrition Facts Challenge Some Fast-Food Eaters
    Fast-food eaters tend to underestimate how many calories they're consuming, according to recent studies. And restaurants aren't doing enough to help dispel myths about foods perceived as healthy, according to one health expert.
    June 10, 2013 - CNBC - Big Data via Yahoo! Finance
  • June 9 Bless Your Heart
    Bless your heart to those who underestimate the Atlantic. Be sure you are a strong swimmer before you go in above your knees. Your life depends on it.
    June 9, 2013 - The Daily Reflector

  • Serena Williams in TSN
    You can never underestimate anyone, and Sam is actually a wonderful clay- court player,Williams said. "She's someone you can't overlook."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    Don't underestimate the capacity of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,Obama said. "Don't underestimate our ability to screw it up." "I want everybody running scared. Over the next 18 days, other than your family...
  • Mitt Romney in International Herald Tribune
    Romney said some believe that a forthright embrace of his religion will "sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people."

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